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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Have you ever...

...had a song constantly playing in your head like a stuck record loop?

I am in love with "Uptown Funk" and listen to it on my iTunes often.  I am guessing this is why the song is always on my mind.

Of course, somewhere in the Set List archives, "Uptown Funk" has played before as well.

I suppose re-airing the video and posting a follow up will clear my head.




Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Classic Live v. Modern Live

Classic v. Modern - Not the same

"Planet Earth" is an ultimate Duran Duran favorite as performed live. 

Wembley was simple on stage and electric within the audience.  The first note was powerful and evoked a sense of something amazing to come.

Coachella was busy on stage and lacked the profoundly eager audience reaction.  Why was the band not already on stage?  Why was there a need for a backup vocal?

I am devastated to compare Duran Duran then and now.  Yet there is a striking difference with and without Andy Taylor.  Time has moved on and Duran Duran has moved on.  I haven't.

Do I have a right to be stuck in the past?

Duran Duran - Planet Earth (Coachella 2011)


Duran Duran Planet Earth


Friday, October 16, 2015

A New Duran Duran Era

I love Duran Duran.  My ultimate favorite albums are The Wedding Album (point of discovery) and Astronaut (point of permanent passion).  My first concert experience was Duran Duran's Red Carpet Massacre tour.  I will forever cherish those memories.

Yet, as of Andy Taylor's departure and influx of guest musicians, I feel a sense of quantity of entertainment over quality of entertainment.  The stage still shimmers with every performance, but I cannot help but notice conformity.

For example, during the Red Carpet Massacre tour, the band wore the same outfits.  In group photos, there is a clothing theme if not exactly the same - such as leather with Paper Gods.

If I were to narrow down my thoughts to finite detail, the way Simon, Nick, John, and Roger pose seem abstract rather than casual.

I do have heartbreak with the additional performers on stage - outside of the band and guest musicians, I doubt I will ever understand their contribution.

I posted "Pressure Off" because the song is my only favorite from the newest album in the Duran Duran collection.

Duran Duran has long proved to not be a one-off band.  The members are extraordinarily talented and worthy of life long fame.  However, every decade has brought new generations of fans that follow the previous.  I suppose I could just be stuck in the past, but in the new Duran Duran era, I am bowing out.

Duran Duran - Pressure Off feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers [AUDIO]


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Just a Thought

Music and fashion blend well together.  Jewelry is the best accent to fashion.  Therefore, music and jewelry blend well together.

I have a thought to share -

Lauren's Music Store & Just For You

Shop Lauren's Music Store.

Fill out the Just For You survey...with a catch.  On October 31st, I will, at random, select one customer via email to win a surprise Chloe + Isabel gift.  The gift will be a mystery to me too as the surprise will not be chosen until October 31st.

As always, play it!